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CIA paid tens of millions in cash to Afghan President

Tens of millions of U.S. dollars in cash were delivered by the CIA in suitcases, backpacks and plastic shopping bags to the office of...

Hagel’s Afghan trip: A disaster that went way off script

It was a harrowing international debut for Chuck Hagel, whose first trip to Afghanistan as U.S. defense secretary went dramatically off-script and challenged the...

Obama meeting with Karzai to discuss end of U.S. role in...

Charting the course for a war's end, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai meet Friday at the White House to discuss the...

Afghan lawmakers predict disaster, civil war if U.S. pulls troops out

  Afghan lawmakers said on Wednesday disaster and civil war would follow if Washington pushed ahead with a suggestion to withdraw all its troops from...

All U.S. troops out of Afghanistan? It’s possible

The Obama administration says it might leave no troops in Afghanistan after December 2014, an option that defies the Pentagon's view that thousands of...

Murder of Afghan civilians: The latest U.S. screwup in Afghanistan

The decade-long war in Afghanistan has spiraled into a series of U.S. missteps and violent outbreaks that have left few ardent political supporters. After NATO...

American commander admits failures in Afghan war

American troops are focusing on fighting Taliban militants and defending vulnerable towns on Afghan soil, as it has become practically impossible to stop insurgents...

Feds cover up misbehavior by American mercenaries

Mercenaries behaving badly not only cause public relations problems, the boorhish behavior and mistakes can cost lives. Consider what happened on Sept. 9, 2005, when...

Obama claims end to U.S. combat role in Afghanistan by 2014

President Barack Obama on Saturday said for the first time he wants U.S. troops out of major combat in Afghanistan by the end of...

It’s go-for-broke time in Afghanistan

The war in Afghanistan enters its 10th year Thursday with key players hedging their bets, uncertain whether the Obama administration is prepared to stay...